A View of the C

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United Airlines Is Just Not That Into You

united-airlines1United Airlines is dropping an Indian customer call center that took compliments or complaints after a flight, telling customers to send a letter or e-mail instead.

The nation’s third-largest airline told workers on Tuesday that it would stop publishing its customer relations phone number, which will be turned off altogether at the end of April.

United spokeswoman Robin Urbanski said the airline is able to respond better to customers who write, since they often include more detail, making it possible to provide a more specific response.

February 13, 2009 Posted by | Commentary, Did you know?, Rant | , , , | Leave a comment

Kanye Is A Punk Ass!

Of all people to drop some ridiculous stereotypes and classifications, Kanye’s dumb ass promotes the gays and Japanese as the ones to watch in terms of knowing how to dress.  His tone makes it seem that in his opinion this is the only redeeming quality of either of these demographics.  Furthermore, this is another stereotype that isn’t remotely across the board.  Case in point, my brother!  Bless his uncoordinated self; I’d post a link to his myspace but that would shame the whole tribe.

I guess I could substantiate Kanye’s theory a little more by researching gay Japanese men, but that is just a little too far in left field for me. 

January 13, 2009 Posted by | Music, Rant | , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Dear Seattle…

If we ever had to respond to a REAL disaster, such as a bomb, terrorist attack, something horrible like that – I can’t even imagine how we would respond. The worst weapon would be to attack us with ice and snow, that seems to shut our shit down. 

People are stranded at airports, bus stations, can’t get into shelters, stuck downtown with no bus in site, packed buses once they do arrive, cabs refusing to take people to certain areas of town, sidewalks still not salted, businesses not shoveling outside of their businesses, I could go on and on. I mean, the first day or two is a capacity issue, I get that. But it’s been several days now!

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Seattle, your response has been pathetic and scarily revealing. If you can’t manage this, how on earth can you manage a true disaster?

UPDATE: Here’s the city’s response.

December 23, 2008 Posted by | Rant | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bush: And The Hits Keep Comin’

bush-devilYou might know that our current President is scrambling to get a whole lot of things passed that might not be the best for the American people, and here’s one that’s just come up with many more to follow. It’s kind of like when someone gets fired and deletes their hard drive, steals a bunch of office equipment, and spills a bunch of cold water in the copier machines – I mean, I’ve heard that kind of stuff happens. 

The Bush administration announced its “conscience protection” rule for the healthcare industry Thursday, giving doctors, hospitals, and even receptionists and volunteers in medical experiments the right to refuse to participate in medical care they find morally objectionable.”This rule protects the right of medical providers to care for their patients in accord with their conscience,” said outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt.

The right-to-refuse rule includes abortion and other aspects of healthcare where moral concerns could arise, Leavitt’s office said, such as birth control, emergency contraception, in vitro fertilization, stem cell research and assisted suicide.The rule, to be published today in the Federal Register, takes effect the day before President Bush leaves office.

December 19, 2008 Posted by | Did you know?, Politics, Rant | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Ugly Truth Trailer > Zzzz Zzzz Zzzz…

The only thing this clip does for me is that it further confirms my Izzie Theory!  Maybe that’s not entirely true, but hasn’t the world already seen Heigl be the lame-date and Butler be the lead-XY in a flick? 

December 11, 2008 Posted by | Did you know?, Movies, Rant | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Apparently, The Bible Doesn’t Like Anyone…

I just don’t get it anymore (well, that’s neither here nor there) – I mean, I don’t comprehend religious justifications about anything these days. 

Case In Point – Watch this video and tell me what you think

Be forewarned that it’s odd, extensively offensive, requires a semi long attention span, and displays some crazy people who for all you know could sit next to your cubicle on the daily.

Keep an eye out for the look on the face of the innocent bystander lady with a Dasani water bottle who has to cross through the mob about 5 1/2 mins into the protest mob display of aggression in NYC.  Classic!

December 9, 2008 Posted by | Commentary, Did you know?, Rant | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Common’s UMC May Induce Kitchen Dancing!!!

Main Entry:  1van·i·ty
Pronunciation: \ˈva-nə-tē\
Function:   noun

1. Kitchen dancing to your own album
2. A small case or handbag for toilet articles used by women

Actually, I’m glad to know that I’m not the only one who still has a Soul Train line that includes the stove!!!
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In other Common related news….  Today, CNN released a few thoughts from MR. UMC in regards to the future of hip hop and the impact of Barack Obama:

“I think hip-hop artists will have no choice but to talk about different things and more positive things, and try to bring a brighter side to that because, even before Barack, I think people had been tired of hearing the same thing,”.

December 9, 2008 Posted by | Commentary, Did you know?, Fitness, Funny, Hotness, Inspiration, Music, Music Video, Rant | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Traffic Update: Panties & Prophets

I just knew today was going to be a rough commute!panties jesus1

Honolulu: 8 boxes of Gap panties fell off a delivery truck and were all over the highway.  What’s the big deal; can we say “I completed all my regift shopping early this year”?

Orlando: Jesus statues are blocking an intersection and causing all kinds of fuss for commuters.  Honestly, the last thing I need when I don’t use my blinker, slow-n-roll, and violate someone else’s right of way is Ceramic Jesus there watching me. 

All that makes me think that I’m just going to call out tomorrow and play hookie!

December 9, 2008 Posted by | Did you know?, Economy, Funny, Rant, technology | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Another Alabama Shout Out!!!

I’d always thought Alabama was a pretty flat place but A&E found some mountains of which I was unaware.  Check out the highs and lows of Marshall County, AL as well as some of other gems from the cradle of the confederacy.   

December 9, 2008 Posted by | Commentary, Cool Commercials, Did you know?, Economy, Fitness, Funny, Inspiration, Politics, Rant | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rashida, I Just Don’t Get It This Time….

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December 8, 2008 Posted by | Did you know?, Funny, Hotness, Inspiration, Rant, technology | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ugly Sweater Party – Why Wasn’t I Invited?

These A-holes had a grand ole time and completely forgot about me whatever! 

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Honestly, I don’t even know these people, but I was happy to see someone document their potential blackmail material because ‘No Cameras!’ is rule #1 for my Annual Paisley Gala.

If you are looking for something fun to do for the holidays then this is something I highlyrecommend.   Some will have to try hard to find something to wear while others will just blend – IYKWIM…

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(I think she won!)

December 8, 2008 Posted by | Did you know?, Economy, Fitness, Funny, Hotness, Inspiration, Rant | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Barrino, You Know BETTA’!!!”

Now, I didn’t say nothing when I saw you kissing on Jamie Foxx a few years back, but you know bettaIt’s due on the 1st > Late on the 5th > Papers come after 60 > Yard sale at 120!!!

Lead role in The Color Purple or not, the bills have got to be paid! 
Ooooo Weeee, Barrino!”

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It was such a nice house too, but in good southern tradition we are going to do our part to help you out.  We are going to pass the offering plate this next Sunday at church for you and hopefully we’ll be able to send some baked goods your way as well.  Of course, we do have to collect a 45% administrative cost for the offering, but it’ll be a’ight

Now you may want to rekindle that debauchery you had with Mr. Foxx b/c you know he’s coming out with an album this week…

December 8, 2008 Posted by | Did you know?, Economy, Fitness, Funny, Hotness, Inspiration, Movies, Music, Music Video, Pop-Trash Pickup, Rant | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Don’t Eat The Grits, Y’all

Velveeta grits are loaded with calories!  I’m wondering if Jamie Spears may have shared his Southern Belle’s recipe with K-Fed while they were all shackin’ up together…?  Maybe it’s from the heartbreak, divorce, alimonies, antidepressants, munchies, or loneliness but the boi has picked up a few this year. 

Then:

Now:
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Is it karma?  What do you think?

 

December 8, 2008 Posted by | Commentary, Did you know?, Fitness, Funny, Hotness, Inspiration, Music Video, Pop-Trash Pickup, Rant | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Which One Is Iowa?

DES MOINES — The Iowa Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday in a pivotal same-sex marriage case that could echo throughout the nation and be far more difficult to challenge at the ballot box than a high-profile ruling in California, legal experts say.

The case, Varnum v. Brien,could make Iowa the first state in the Midwest to legalize gay marriage, says University of Iowa law professor Angela Onwuachi-Willig. Other high-court decisions favorable to gay rights advocates have come from traditionally liberal, coastal states: California, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

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I know it’s somewhere in the middle, but there will be plenty of time to figure that out later.  Depending upon how this goes down, maybe this will be the month I have all my innermost desires fulfilled:
    1.) TI performed on SNL 
    2.) Kanye had a song on Grey’s Anatomy
    3.) Gay marriage makes another step forward which may allow me to one day launch my new site, barnyard-match.com

December 7, 2008 Posted by | Commentary, Did you know?, Economy, Fitness, Funny, gay rights, Inspiration, Music, Music Video, Politics, Rant | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment